A food list can help prepare you for the Daniel Fast. For many, deciding what to eat on the Daniel Fast can be overwhelming. Concern or fear can set in when you assume that you’ll have fewer food options.
If you’re thinking this, let us put your mind at ease. There are countless options!
In this article, we provide you with:
- general list of what's included and not included in the Daniel Fast
- access to download the detailed Daniel Fast food list in PDF
- sample meal plan
- answers to frequently asked questions
- invitation to join our FREE 4-Day Challenge
To start, below is a general list of the foods that are both included and not included in the Daniel Fast.
Food List for the Daniel Fast
The table below summarizes what's included and not included in the Daniel Fast.
|Water||All meat and animal products|
|All vegetables||All red and white meats (cow, lamb, pig)|
|All fruits||All poultry (chicken, turkey)|
|Mushrooms||All fish and seafood|
|All intact whole grains||All dairy products (milk, cheese, butter)|
|All legumes (beans, lentils)||All other dairy (yogurt, kefir)|
|All nuts and seeds||All eggs and related products (mayo)|
|Fresh herbs||All natural sweeteners (maple syrup, agave)|
|Frozen fruit and vegetables||All artificial sweeteners|
|Tofu and tempeh||Highly processed foods (granola bars)|
|Corn tortillas||Packaged frozen meals|
|Whole grain pasta||Deep-fried foods|
|Canned beans||Leavened breads|
|Nut butters||All oils|
|Carbonated water (plain)||Solid fats (coconut oil, shortening)|
|Fresh vegetable and fruit juice||Caffeine (coffee, tea, energy drinks)|
|Dried herbs and seasonings||Alcohol|
This list is far from complete. Click the button below 👇 to get the detailed Daniel Fast Foods List in a downloadable PDF.
Sample Daniel Fast Meal Plan
This recipe website—Daniel's Plate—has several Daniel Fast recipes for you to choose from. Check out this sample meal plan for inspiration, and click the photo for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Daniel Fast
The Daniel Fast can have a profound and life-altering effect on your body. When you move to a Daniel Fast menu of eating whole plant foods—in or close to their most natural state—you’re both adding foods that restore health and eliminating foods that put you at greater risk of inflammatory chronic illnesses, like obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, certain cancers and autoimmune diseases, etc. Click here to learn more!
Let’s talk eggs. Does the chicken come before the egg or the egg before the chicken? This is the most popular question of all time concerning the egg. But if you are embarking on doing the Daniel Fast, the question of whether you can eat eggs may be at the top of your list. In this case, neither the chicken nor the egg is on Daniel’s plate. This stays consistent with the fact that eggs are an animal product, and no animal products are included in the Daniel Fast. Click here to learn more!
Drinking tea on the Daniel Fast is a question that comes up often, and the answer is that it depends, but mostly no. Black tea, white tea, green tea, oolong tea, and even decaffeinated teas all contain some amount of caffeine. The Daniel Fast does not include these teas. However, herbal tea may be included in the Daniel Fast, although they should not have any added artificial sweeteners or flavorings. Click here to learn more!
If you’ve been fishing around trying to figure out if fish is included on the Daniel Fast, then you came to the right spot. Like all other animal products excluded on the Daniel Fast, fish is no exception. Any kind of seafood is not a part of the Daniel Fast. Click here to read more!
People are curious: can you eat pita on the Daniel Fast? Here’s the flat-out truth! While a whole grain pita bread may pair well with a side of hummus, it will have to bow out gracefully from the Daniel Fast. The main reason is that in the Bible Daniel mentioned that he fasted from all leavened bread. Wait—what is leavened bread, you may ask? Leavened bread is made with any rising agent, like yeast, baking powder, or baking soda. Click here to learn more!
You’re wondering if stevia is allowed on the Daniel Fast. Stevia rebaudiana, native to Brazil and Paraguay, is a leaf refined into a white powder that’s 200 to 300 times sweeter than cane sugar. And like sugar, stevia is not included in the Daniel Fast. Here’s an explanation and three things to consider. Click here to continue reading...
Click the button below 👇 to get the detailed Daniel Fast Foods List in a downloadable PDF.
Join the Meal Prep Cooking Class with Sersie and Gigi
Let’s face it, staying consistent with your health goals starts in the kitchen. This meal prep cooking class will help you develop a routine of eating healthy foods so you can be successful long-term. You don’t have to be an expert chef or even love to cook; you just need the desire to eat healthy. It’s that simple!
FREE 4-Day Challenge
If you want to do the Daniel Fast in a community, please join us for A Prayer for Your Health FREE 4-Day Daniel Fast Challenge.
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Sersie & Gigi
Beloved, I pray you prosper concerning all things and to be in good health just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2
I’ve embarked on the Daniel Fast but long standing candidiasis and unstable blood sugar is becoming an issue. This is complicated by nut and seed intolerance. I don’t eat dates or hardly any fruits but the vegetables and beans and grains are playing havoc with the above. Do you have any suggestions?
Gigi & Sersie
Hi L.B.- Gigi here. I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues and food intolerances. I don't have a specific answer, but I recommend reaching out to TrueNorth Health Center or a place like it. Any changes to your diet should be under medical supervision, and they have a staff of physicians and other licensed healthcare providers. Here is their phone: (707) 586-5555 and website: https://www.healthpromoting.com/ I hope this is helpful.
I am doing daniel fast and am excited for some recipes.
Can u eat unsweetened cereal with dried fruits in it. For a Daniel Fast?
Gigi & Sersie
Hi Delma- It depends on if there are artificial flavors. We recommend oatmeal like the overnight oats or carrot cake baked oatmeal.
There is this food I usually eat, fufu, made of cassava, can I eat that with beans?
Gigi & Sersie
Yes. Fufu is cassava, plantain, and water—so that's fine. 🙂
Hello, is your recipe ebook available to purchase on its own? Thanks
Gigi & Sersie
Not at this time, but we're developing a new one.